Strange Food

It’s been raining like crazy for most of January, and at The Food Pantry we try to keep things moving quickly so nobody has to get soaked waiting in line. Thanks to our more than fifty regular volunteers, we can usually unload and set up food for 600 people in just a couple of hours.
The winter citrus is coming in nicely, with wonderful oranges and some lemons. We’re also firmly in carrot-potato-cabbage season, and last week we had some beautiful beets. Two visitors from Korea who were lending a hand were amazed– they’d never seen this vegetable before. Another volunteer who regularly brings in homemade beet juice to share gave them some, to everyone’s delight. Pink stained lips all around!

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